Back to school. Create a reading list for the imaginary English Lit class you’ll be teaching this semester.
So back to school.... I don't even want to think about it, but this (for me) is such an easy topic! Right now I've been thinking a lot about the books I wish to read (Mostly because my English summer reading requirements list just came out....blah...)
So the need to reads:
THE CLASSICS- because where ever you are they must be touched upon.
1984 by George Orwell- When I first read this book a year ago, I HATED IT! And with good reason. I still think it's awful, BUT it is also the reason why I passed my AP exam. Because what happened in the book related so well to what happened in the Russian Revolution as well as many other events in history. This is a book people need to read so we can watch out for what we are becoming.
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote- Okay the only reason why this is on my list is that this is one of the books I picked for my summer reading Critical lens.
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee- This is one of the only books that I've read in school and enjoyed. Plus it's good and shows our heritage.
The Odyssey by Homer-- Two words. EPIC POEM. Enough said.
Lord of the Flies by William Golding- I love this book AND it's a classic showing us about human nature!! Yes please!
The Swiss Family Robinson- I have and always will love this book!
The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes- These books are amazing and need to be loved by all.
The Jungle by Upton Sinclair-- This is only because I want to read it and think others should as well.
Night by Elie Weisel- This book is so heartbreaking and yet told in such a strong voice. I not only respect the author for all that he went through, I admire him and his story and the way that he told it.
Anything by Jules Verne
THE MODERN DAY BOOKS- because i there are so many current books out there!
Cinder by Marissa Meyer-- I wish I could read this one in school
Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld-- I love this book! Need I say more?
Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling- A book that every single person in the universe should read.
The Girl in th Steel Corset by Katy Cross-- Just because...
The Agency by Y.S. Lee-- Because this entire series is epic....
Unraveling by Elizabeth Norris-- Alternate Universes!!!! YAY!!!
Being Jamie Baker by Kelly Oram-- Another just because I said so.
Blood Red Road by Moira Young
Scarlet by A.C. Gaughen
Article Five by Kristen Simmons
The Hunger Games
Divergent by Veronica Roth
Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi
Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
Legend by Marie Lu
SO, HERE'S MY IDEA:
I doubt many people in my school would ever read that many books... The Classics are books that I think everyone should read, but the moderns are a lot more open. I think if I was ever to have an English class I would give them a list of my favorite YA books and then have them pick a couple.
I think that although classics are extremely important, reading current novels is as well, a fact that my english teachers disagree with me on...
SO THOSE ARE MY PICKS....
WHAT ARE YOURS??